The King s Concubine

A child born in the plague year of 1348, abandoned and raised within the oppressive walls of a convent, Alice Perrers refused to take the veil, convinced that a greater destiny awaited her.

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Author: Anne O'Brien

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101586679

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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A child born in the plague year of 1348, abandoned and raised within the oppressive walls of a convent, Alice Perrers refused to take the veil, convinced that a greater destiny awaited her. Ambitious and quick witted, she rose above her obscure beginnings to become the infamous mistress of Edward III. But always, essentially, she was alone... Early in Alice’s life, a chance meeting with royalty changes everything: Kindly Queen Philippa, deeply in love with her husband but gravely ill, chooses Alice as a lady-in-waiting. Under the queen’s watchful eye, Alice dares to speak her mind. She demands to be taken seriously. She even flirts with the dynamic, much older king. But she is torn when her vibrant spirit captures his interest...and leads her to a betrayal she never intended. In Edward’s private chambers, Alice discovers the pleasures and paradoxes of her position. She is the queen’s confidante and the king’s lover, yet she can rely only on herself. It is a divided role she was destined to play, and she vows to play it until the bitter end. Even as she is swept up in Edward’s lavish and magnificent court, amassing wealth and influence for herself, becoming an enemy of his power-hungry son John of Gaunt, and a sparring partner to resourceful diplomat William de Windsor, she anticipates the day when the political winds will turn against her. For when her detractors voice their hatred,and accusations of treason swirl around her,threatening to destroy everything she has achieved, who will stand by Alice then? Includes a readers guide

The King s Concubine

But the only woman the King wants is his younger brother’s betrothed, the very beautiful, Lady Astrid. Can his love and devotion to her make up for turning her into the King’s Concubine?

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Author: Matilda Martel

Publisher: Matilda Martel

ISBN: PKEY:6610000109654

Category: Fiction

Page: 39

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Crown Prince Richard has been stuck in a loveless marriage for 12 years and to make matters worse, that marriage has failed to provide him with any heirs. Although he has a legitimate cause to seek an annulment, his cruel father will not hear of it. After all, he has younger brothers who can inherit his throne if he remains childless. When his father suddenly dies and Richard is made the new king with absolute power, his first official order is to revive an ancient law that allows the sovereign to take a legal concubine as a second consort if the queen is barren. But the only woman the King wants is his younger brother’s betrothed, the very beautiful, Lady Astrid. Can his love and devotion to her make up for turning her into the King’s Concubine?

The King s Concubine

My father is the one who informed our king of my whereabouts when he
discovered I was living with my mother. Now if you will ... She is the King's
Concubine now and you no longer need to trouble yourself with her welfare."
Edmond felt like ...

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Author: J. M. Howard

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781438997858

Category: Fiction

Page: 344

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Book 2 of Edmond and Arabella's Story Trapped in a world of a corrupted and cruel king, Arabella is forced to endure his wrath and manipulation. Lord Peter Evanston has given up everything to do all he can to be of some comfort to her during this dark time in her life, while keeping King Eric from killing her with his fits of anger. Meanwhile, Edmond has returned home to Arminia and has done as Arabella wanted. He is now engaged to the Countess D'Winter, even though the only one he can ever love is the one woman he can never have. Yet he loves her so much that he is willing to do this to make her happy, despite the misery it leaves in his heart. However, a small glimmer of hope comes when King Eric brings Arabella back to Arminia for the King's Tournament. It is the hope of helping her to leave such a cruel and dark world behind. But can he do this when she is so well guarded and now that she is too afraid to leave the prison of malice that Eric has her in? Or will Eric suceed in using Arabella to bring down King Kendrick and Edmond both by using her to seduce them into his plans?

The Uncrowned Queen Short story prequel to The King s Concubine

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The King's Concubine) The King's Concubine The Uncrowned Queen Anne O'
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Author: Anne O'Brien

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9781408993057

Category: Fiction

Page: 42

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A Sunday Times Bestseller ‘O’Brien cleverly intertwines the personal and political in this enjoyable, gripping tale.’ -The Times Her path to the throne is paved with treason... 1330.

The Grass King s Concubine

The suite of rooms beyond was surprisingly simple, far plainerthan her quarters
in the Courtyard of the Concubine. Sujien led herto a small bathing chamber and
pointed. “You won't do like this. Wash yourself.” She glared at him, and he made
 ...

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Author: Kari Sperring

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101594780

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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Kari Sperring's first novel was a finalist for the Crawford Award, a Tiptree Award Honor Book, a LOCUS Recommended First Novel, and the winner of the Sydney J. Bounds Award for Best Newcomer. Now she returns to the same amazing and atmospheric world with an entirely new story set several hundred years after the earth-shaking events of Living With Ghosts. When a wealthy young woman, obsessed with a childhood vision of a magical Shining Palace, sets out with her true love to search for a legendary land, she discovers the devastated WorldBelow - the realm of the Grass King - and the terrifying Cadre, who take her prisoner, and demand she either restore the king's concubine... or replace her.

Esther

Even attempting a sexual relationship with a king's concubine was viewed as
trying to usurp the throne. We find similar ideas in OT narratives, such as Abner
and Saul's concubine (2 Sam 3:7–11), Absalom and David's concubines (2 Sam
 ...

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Author: Peter H. W. Lau

Publisher: Langham Publishing

ISBN: 9781783685066

Category: Religion

Page: 152

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The Asia Bible Commentary Series empowers Christian believers in Asia to read the Bible from within their respective contexts. Holistic in its approach to the text, each exposition of the biblical books combines exegesis and application. The ultimate goal is to strengthen the Body of Christ in Asia by providing pastoral and contextual exposition of every book of the Bible. Set in Persia, the book of Esther seems to show little interest in the temple, the Promised Land, prayer or other signs of the Israelite religion. Most peculiarly for a book of the Bible, there is no explicit mention of God! Yet there are many similarities with the setting of Esther and situations in Asia today, which open ways for God to speak into present realities. This commentary examines the book of Esther in its original context, and considers how to interpret and apply it in light of the rest of Scripture – both the Old Testament and the New.

pt 1 Psalms to Maccabees

24 But he being brought to the pre him his right hand with oaths ; and though
Before about 172. sence of the king , when he ... because they were given to the
king's concubine , ] Those kings were accustomed to give whole towns , that is ,
the ...

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ISBN: NYPL:33433021031822

Category: Bible

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The Holy Bible

35 For the which cause not only the 25 So he came with the king's mandate ,
Jews , but many also of other nations , took ... because they were given to the
king's concubine , ] Those kings were accustomed to give whole towns , that is ,
the ...

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ISBN: BCUL:1099021047

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History of the Norman Kings of England

Wig . sions , of rearing of castles , and of after irruptions thereabout - such issuing
in the overthrow of Owen Prince of Powis , the king's ally , by Griffyth of South
Wales , brother A.D. 1116 . of the king's concubine . Again Henry crossed the sea
.

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Author: Thomas Cobbe

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0017713077

Category: Great Britain

Page: 387

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This lengthy history provides in-depth knowledge on the Anglo-Saxons, Normans and the Conquest, pulling information from many different angles and lineages, often citing the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle as a source.

The Chinese Recorder and Missionary Journal

By his attachment to his beautiful concubine , Pao Sz , he first estranged the
Princes of the States , and then lost to his dynasty half the kingdom and his own
life . To illustrate . Pao Sz , the king's concubine , was a perfect beauty , but she
never ...

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924079413989

Category: Christianity

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The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft The native races 1882

One of these women , who had been with the concubine at the time of her
meeting with Huexotzincatzin , and had overheard the prince's remarks , went
straightway to the king , and informed him of all that had happened . The king
immediately ...

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Author: Hubert Howe Bancroft

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044090092222

Category: British Columbia

Page:

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NIV The Chronological Study Bible eBook

The sons of a concubine were treated as heirs, though with, perhaps, somewhat
lesser status (Ge 25:6). For one to take another man's concubine was seen as
usurping the husband's authority. This was especially true of a king's concubines.

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Author: Thomas Nelson

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781401680138

Category: Bibles

Page: 1664

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The Chronological Study Bible presents the text of the New International Version in chronological order - the order in which the events actually happened - with notes, articles, and full-color graphics that connect the reader to the history and culture of Bible times and gives the reader a dramatic, "you are there" experience. Features include full-color illustrations of places, artifacts, and cultural phenomena, contextual articles that connect Biblical times and world history and culture, daily life notes, time panels and charts that show the flow of Biblical history, and in-text and full-color maps. Part of the Signature Series line of Thomas Nelson Bibles Chronological Study Bibles sold to date: More than 400,000 Thomas Nelson Bibles is a proud supporter of World Vision in eradicating poverty and preventable deaths among children. Learn more and discover what you can do at www.seegodswordinaction.com.

Short Studies on Great Subjects

The king was alive and conscious . It may have been a parting gift . Who was the
lady ? and was she the king's concubine at all ? Lady Alice Perrers was the
daughter of Sir Richard Perrers , a gentleman of fortune in Hertfordshire . She
was ...

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Author: James Anthony Froude

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3293521

Category: Great Britain

Page:

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The Rise and Decline of Thai Absolutism

anxious to come and advise the young king, but it took London a long time to
make the decision. ... suggested that the latter had only been promoted out of
favour to his daughter, the king's concubine.109 The author of the offending
piece was ...

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Author: Kullada Kesboonchoo Mead

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134432288

Category: History

Page: 240

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This book examines the development of Thailand from the integration of Siam into the European world economy at the beginning of the nineteenth century, up to the emergence of Thailand as a modern nation state in the twentieth century. It concentrates in particular on the reign of King Chulalongkorn (1868-1910), during which period the state was modernized, the power of the great nobles was subordinated to the state, and a modern bureaucracy and education system were created.

Mariology

381, n. 16. Taking the king's concubine was a sign of usurping the throne in the
Ancient Near East. For example, see how Absalom (Adonijah's older brother), in
his attempt to take the throne from David, took his concubines (2 Sam 16:20-23).

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Author: Various Authors

Publisher: Mark I. Miravalle, S.T.D.

ISBN: 9781579183554

Category: Religion

Page: 887

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Calendar of Letters Despatches and State Papers Relating to the Negotiations Between England and Spain Preserved in the Archives at Simancas and Elsewhere Henry VIII 1509 1546 12 v

That king Henry should * “The concubine herself has since attempted to throw all
the blame on the duke of Norfolk, whom she hates, pretending that her
miscarriage was entirely owing to the shock she received when, six days before,
the Duke ...

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Author: Great Britain. Public Record Office

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105022669910

Category: Archives

Page:

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Savage Africa

This is levied specially for the maintenance of the king's concubines ; each bed is
taxed at a slave the span's breadth . A broad bed is therefore a luxury in Congo ,
and a sign of great wealth . When the king takes a fresh concubine her husband ...

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Author: William Winwood Reade

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112048332016

Category: Africa

Page: 452

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The Apocrypha Translated Out of the Greek and Latin Tongues

And now do ye not believe me? is not the king great in his power ? do not all
regions fear to 29 touch him 2 Yet did I See him and Apame the king's concubine,
the daughter of the illustrious Bartacus, sitting at the right hand of the king, 30 and
 ...

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044054095781

Category: Apocrypha

Page: 175

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